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Tiger Reads: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Tiger Reads: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Zoe Goldstein October 30, 2019

Last Friday, Tiger Reads met for book club to eat bagels with pumpkin cream cheese and discuss Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle. The eerie book is about two sisters living an isolated...

Album cover for Florence+The Machines most recent album, High as Hope. Shot by Tom Beard.

Best songs for Winter and Spring 2019

Isabella Lecona March 19, 2019

Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1JdaqzDBK3pPNVSGBbjqzV New England winters are infamous for being bitterly cold and notoriously bleak, making it hard to find the motivation to study...

"Bohemian Rhapsody" creates warped legacy of Freddie Mercury, Queen

"Bohemian Rhapsody" creates warped legacy of Freddie Mercury, Queen

Jason Alpert-Wisnia December 11, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody is a biography film focused on the life of rock band Queen’s frontrunner, Freddie Mercury—played by Rami Malek—and his rise to stardom, journey of self-discovery, and eventual...

Cover art for The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius.

"The Goldfinch" combats modern social media usage

The Newtonite December 4, 2018

By Clark Lakomski I first tried reading Donna Tartt's novel The Goldfinch when I was 15. I hated it. The writing was archaic and lengthy. The characters were quirky and distant. And the tone was far too...

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Best books, movies, tv shows for fall

Isabella Lecona November 28, 2018

On crisp New England fall days, there are two categories of people. There are those who venture into the cool, damp air to watch the gold and scarlet leaves tumble down from trees aflame with color, and...

"Dry" explores reality of climate change

"Dry" explores reality of climate change

The Newtonite November 19, 2018

By Mia Santangelo The growing water crisis in Southern California serves as the backdrop for Jarrod and Neal Shusterman's new book Dry. All the people affected by this crisis remember the moment when the...

"Darius the Great is Not Okay" explores diverse, relatable topics

"Darius the Great is Not Okay" explores diverse, relatable topics

The Newtonite October 26, 2018

By Mia Santangelo In Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram, Darius, whose family is from Iran, has lived in America his whole life, but has never fit in anywhere. He is about to take his first...

Technology Today: Why is Apple ahead?

Technology Today: Why is Apple ahead?

Derek Krantz June 13, 2018

Someone suggested to me recently that Samsung phones were “cheap” compared to the $1000 iPhone X, or even the $800 iPhone 8 Plus. I was told that getting a Samsung device would be far easier than getting...

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Film Fanatics: Watch and learn with critic Ty Burr

Jason Alpert-Wisnia May 7, 2018

Everyone has a first movie; mine was Shrek. I can remember the small theater in northern Maine, with walls painted full of trees and animals to my left and right. The massive images shouting out at me...

Top 10 movies and shows on Netflix now

Top 10 movies and shows on Netflix now

Isabella Lecona May 1, 2018

Image delivered by Netflix This generation’s obsession with Netflix is evident, as displayed on many a Forever 21 t-shirt. While this seems to be the butt of many jokes, I find the fascination with Netflix...

Film Fanatics: The Disaster Artist salvages 'best worst film'

Film Fanatics: The Disaster Artist salvages 'best worst film'

Jason Alpert-Wisnia March 18, 2018

“This is the story I was born to tell,” said James Franco in a Vox interview of his most recent movie, The Disaster Artist. Three years after seeing a midnight screening of The Room — the purported...

Technology Today: Why smart glasses may be on the rise

Technology Today: Why smart glasses may be on the rise

Derek Krantz March 12, 2018

As of late, smart glasses are hardly seen, but their promise was evident merely a few years ago. The announcement of the Google Glass in 2012 brought a shockwave of interest, with many hypothesizing that...

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